The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a committee that will pick the running mate for it presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP Debo Ologunagba confirmed this in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday.
According to him, the committee comprises of governors, National Working Committee and the Board of Trustees members.
“Yes, we have set up a committee on the running mate; when it comes out with its decision, it would be announced. We don’t do things by speculations. There is a process, we don’t work without planning. We would follow due process, we consult, that’s what we are doing.
“When we are done with consultations, you would hear the outcome. Whether they met today (Thursday), whether they didn’t meet, that’s not relevant. When they have done their work, you would know the outcome.”
When asked about the names of the committee members, Ologunagba stated, “You don’t need the names. All the organs of our party are represented: the National Working Committee, the Governors Forum, the Board of Trustees, and the Former Governors Forum are all represented. All the organs of the party and relevant stakeholders are involved in the consultations.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission had given parties until June 17 to submit the list of their presidential candidates and their running mates.